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A massive Victorian home replica sits on nearly four acres of land in the outskirts of Weatherford. It’s surrounded by an abundance of tall trees, open grassy areas and a classic, white picket fence. Sadly, few have heard of the exquisite dwelling. But things are about to change for Parker C…

In 1918 El Fenix started what has become a revolution, when founder Miguel Martinez opened a small restaurant in Dallas and purportedly invented “Tex-Mex cuisine.” While Tex-Mex is not new to Weatherford, the originator just arrived and is bringing along with it its “Enchilada Dinner Special…

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What goes between six and 10 miles per hour, doesn’t use gasoline or electricity and can transport multiple pedestrians at a time?

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Setting it up is the hardest part. Once the blade is fastened in place at a precise, measured angle, it passes over the whetstone by the guidance of gentle hands in a matter of seconds. Flip it over if it’s two-sided and repeat the motion, then move on to the next one. This is what a peacefu…

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What was an exciting ceremony for those present at the official groundbreaking for Schulman Theatres’ Film Alley Tuesday was also an emotional feat for the group bringing the largest entertainment center west of Dallas/Fort Worth to Weatherford.

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In May, Sundance Club and Canyon West Golf Club officially announced a long-term partnership aimed at bringing new opportunities to Parker County and also to provide more opportunities to the current members of Sundance Club.

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The influence of New Orleans, known as “N’awlins” by the most traditional Cajun tongue, has been growing in Parker County over the past decade, and last month it hit a new level. Boo-Ray’s of New Orleans, a Cajun Creole restaurant with some good ‘ole Texas eats thrown in the mix opened its n…

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What has become an eyesore over several years is now undergoing an explosive makeover. The old Dairy Queen building on South Main Street in Weatherford has caught the eye of local restaurateur John Shepherd, who is working tirelessly to restore the entire property and bring his latest creati…

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Fifteen years in, Imperial Construction, a locally based construction company, has quickly risen from obscurity to an up and coming construction powerhouse. As of this year, however, not only does Imperial’s target market know about its work, but so does everyone who drives on Interstate 20 …

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Veterinarians Craig Sweatt, DVM, and Tom Hutchins, DVM, are not new to the area, and they have both practiced for many years, treating mostly livestock and equine. Between the two, they have nearly 30 years of experience and are now channeling their talents and skills together to form North …

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When oncologist Nicole Bartosh, DO, MS, began her undergraduate studies at Texas A&M University in College Station, she knew science was what she was made for; however, she was torn between the medical field and marine biology. Her heart eventually drifted toward medicine, which ended wi…

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AlphaGraphics may have just opened its doors in Weatherford, but the owner of the local franchise, Cary Meeks, has been in the printing business for years, building on his grandfather’s empire.

Founded by two guys that love cars and old-fashioned customer service, NorTex Auto Works has opened its doors in Parker County near the line of Weatherford and Hudson Oaks. Between the creative vision of Dave Madonna and the mechanical expertise of Barry Metzing, the duo are out to help loca…

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From the inception of camera phones in the early 2000s to digital cameras eclipsing film in most homes and professional industries, modern technology has led to a new age of photography. And now, more than ever, people are hitting the streets with their cameras to take pictures. Along with t…

Christian Brothers Automotive Corporation came to Weatherford more than half a decade ago with a key goal in mind: customers first, vehicles second, CBAC Co-Service Manager Orien Sabin said. How the area has responded to CBAC and its mission might be revealed by the business’ packed parking …

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Weddings and themes go hand in hand. From couples who want a vintage feel during their big day to those who like to get their “geek” on, celebrating in Star Wars fashion, wedding theme possibilities are seemingly endless. Green living, e.g. supporting an environmentally friendly way of life …

DayBreak Venture, LLC., which owns the local Keenland Nursing and Rehabilitation has a slogan stating, “It’s all about a new beginning.” Recently, this statement rang truer than ever for its Weatherford nursing home, where they witnessed a near-miraculous recovery.

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For many vendors, the Parker County Bridal Fair, hosted by Video Capades and held at the Doss Heritage and Culture Center, has become a revolving door, offering so much success that businesses come back each year. From photographers to venues, and caterers to DJs, nearly every segment of the…

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Retirement often goes to the tune of many years of work paying off for individuals who in turn spend the rest of their lives relaxing, traveling or engaging in something new. For local business owner David Cole, the adventure of owning his own business is what called him to retire from his c…

Hospitals are always on the lookout for skilled physicians. One of Weatherford Regional Medical Center’s most recent acquisitions, Obstetrician/Gynecologist Tim Tarkenton, MD, is a veteran in his field, having delivered more than 10,000 babies over nearly 25 years of practice.

Some enjoy the luxury of retirement as they grow older and have put many years into their trade. Others grow restless at home and search for things to do, whether it’s a part time job or becoming involved in the community. John Craig, owner of Jon and John Automotive Detailers has retired tw…

There are two main ways to build a medical practice. The first way is to come alongside another doctor who wants to retire and eventually takeover his or her patients and facility. The second way is to build a practice from the ground up. Will Goodwin, DDS, who just set up his dental practic…

Trying to decide where to say “I do” can be one of the hardest tasks when planning a wedding. Everyone has ideas about the perfect place, whether it’s inside or out. The venue has to be accommodating, inviting and beautiful. Some will even travel far and wide to find the right location, but …

Hearn Trucking, privately owned by Jack and Judith Hearn, is an award winning trucking company based out of Parker County. For the last two years, the company has received the Midcontinent Kenworth Trucks Trucking Company of the year award.